Invest to prevent violence against women and girls

Invest to prevent violence against women and girls
Invest to prevent violence against women and girls

Join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (Panama time) or 10:00 a.m. (Washington DC, or EST) for the webinar Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls, an event to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

This event aims to build momentum to increase investments at local, national, and regional levels and inform additional efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. It will stress the importance of financing different evidence-based prevention strategies, such as those aligned with RESPECT

 How to participate

  • DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • TIME: 10:00 A.M. (Panama time) or 10:00 A.M. (EST or Washington DC time) [check the local time in other cities at the end of this page]
  • LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese with simultaneous translation.


Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, UN Women, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom will organize a virtual event aligned with the theme of this year’s UNITE campaign, “Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”. 

The event will bring together activists, policymakers, representatives of the United Nations system and the World Bank to discuss what governments, the international community, and civil society can do to invest in the reduction and prevention of gender-based violence that impacts the lives of many women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how we can work together to advance this shared commitment. The event will be open to the public. 

 Time in other cities

  •  7:00 a.m. – Los Angeles, Vancouver.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Tegucigalpa, San Salvador, San Jose (CR), Mexico City, Managua, Guatemala City, Belmopan.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Bogota, Panamá City, Kingston, Lima, Quito, Washington D.C., Havana, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince.
  •  11:00 a.m.  –  Caracas, Port of Spain, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Georgetown, Bridgetown.
  • 12: 00 a.m. - Asunción, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Santiago, Paramaribo.
  •  4:00 p.m. – Geneva, Madrid.

For other cities, check the local time in the following link.

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism is an opportunity to raise awareness about the health and social consequences of violence against women and strengthen our commitment to collective action.


This year, the theme of the 16 Days is “Investing to prevent violence against women and girls”, focusing on the importance of investing in different prevention strategies to stop violence from its beginning.


Violence can be prevented and we all have a role to play! Join us in this fight.



The RESPECT framework provides a technical package of seven evidence-based strategies and approaches with the best potential to end violence against women and girls.


Violence against women and girls is a major public health problem rooted in gender inequality and is also a serious violation of human rights that affects the lives and health of millions of women and girls.